I started my Kenyan volunteer project at Tania today. I was volunteering with deaf children and I must say they have big personalities. They were so great to work with and so sweet. Tomorrow I am working with special needs kids; after that I will be doing creative arts and P.E for various upper levels (grades 4 to 8). That will be an adventure given that I have to make all of the plans.
Tania is a reasonably nice campus that holds about 130 children. There are three other female volunteers and one male. Everyone is friendly, but it is extremely hard to be here alone.
Africa is a very beautiful country, and the landscape in Kenya really isn’t too far off from Colorado, very green and lots of trees, but instead of deer they have camels on the side of the road. One big problem here is littering, and it is a HUGE problem. In some places it is totally covered in trash. If you know me well you know this is a huge pet peeve of mine.
I went to the Daystar University graduation which was similar to one in the states but a lot of singing. One of the speakers said a quote from a teacher at Colorado State University!! I thought that was so funny.
The days at Tania go by fast, but the nights drag on and on and on. There isn’t much to do here and it gets dark at about 7:00 p.m. so I cant go to town or anything. Plus it is COLD here. Because Tania is close to the mountains it is much colder than Nairobi.